The men's Olympic Basketball Day 8 matchup between Lithuania vs USA are all set today start time 14:30 BST (9:30 am ET) at Basketball Arena in London. Check this page for Lithuania vs USA Live Score Updates and Twitter reaction among fans.
The 2012 Team USA continues to prove the pundits that they are the force to be reckon with even better the 1992 Dream Team by setting a highest basketball score record in crazy 83-point deficit with a 156-73 win against Nigeria.
Team USA jump on scoring barrage early by making 49 points in the 1st quarter alone.scored team high 37 points making 10 of 12 from the 3-point line while on the floor for 14:30 minutes. added 21 points while and added 16 and 14 respectively. The lowly Nigerian team was led by former NBA Oakland Warriors player .
Team USA now has 3-0 record remains the clear favorite to capture the Olympic gold by beating France and Tunisia earlier and looking to Lithuania to follow next. Lithuania has 1-2 record is lead by former NBA player 6'9" centerand another big man of Toronto Raptors while Sarunas Jasikevicius leads the assist department.
Lithuania's plan is to force inside pick-n-roll play against the leaner Americans but team USA will beat them in outside shooting and transition play with their speed. Check this page for Lithuania vs USA Score Updates.
USA Preliminary Round Group A Matches
USA 156 - 73 NGR
TUN 63 - 110 USA
USA 98 - 71 FRA
Lithuania Preliminary Round Matches
FRA 82 - 74 LTU
LTU 72 - 53 NGR
ARG 102 - 79 LTU
~~~~~~~~~~Live Score Updates~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
USA leads 24-20 with Kleiza leading scorer now 11 points with 3 minutes, Carmelo and Durant lead for USA
End of the 1st Quarter 33-25 USA narrow lead
Lithuania not far behind trailing as much as 8 points, lead by ex NBA big men like Songaila and Kleiza, Lithuania pass the ball well with 11 assist compared to 5 by USA Score 51-42 USA leads with Anthony 14, Durant 9, James 6 Lithuania lead by Kleiza 15, Songaila 7, Jankunas 5
Time left 3 mins in 2nd Q
Lithunia charge in the last minutes of the 2nd quarter to close 55-50 less than a min left forcing USA coach to call timeout. Lithuania outscoring USA 26-22 ...End of the half score just 55-51 USA lead..very close game so far.
Lithuania pestering the USA very well, with good defense and ball distribution. LIT has 13 assist compared to 6 by USA. Jasikevicius has now 8 pts and 5 asst. Score 64-61 USA cling to 3 pt lead with 5 mins left in 3rd quarter
Score tied 67 with 3 minutes left in 3rd...wow alarming!
Lithuania now within 1 pt 80-79 with Kleiza and Pocius pounding the paint... USA timeout with 7 minutes left
Crucial 5-points straight by USA, 3-pointer by Williams and James inside play, nice defensive stop as well 88-97 USA...last 2 mins.... James leading the crucial clutch points for USA holding off Lithunia storm in the end...James step up the plate with 20 pts, Anthony 20, Durant 16, Lithuania is a proud loser with Kleiza 25, Pocius 14 and Songaila 11 Final Score 99-94 USA wins narrowly
Basketball Fans Twitter Partyvia
@OfficialReview "Dear USA basketball...wanna play defense anytime soon? SMH...look at this mess."
@trvsnxs "USA basketball is trippin right now. Up by 4 against Lithuania at half? Let’s get serious"
via @basketballtalk "Just a reminder if you're up, USA basketball vs. Lithuania on NBC Sports Netowrk. 20-18 USA 6 minutes into the game."
via @NikkoRMS "Sports 5 Olympic Center duties again on this loaded night! Sports fans, get ready! Barriga, USA basketball and so much more! @AKTVonIBC13"
Via @cenelson08 "Now why will they have tennis and @usabasketball on at the same time? Serena and Melo both deserve undivided attention #teamusa"
via @CoachSchoenle "HUGE implications of Russia beating Spain, means if @usabasketball wins these last 2 and Spain finishes 2nd, could get USA-Spain in semis."